County Executive Committee Approves Climate Action PlanBushnell Odhiambo
Homa Bay county executive committee has approved its first-ever Climate Action Plan (HCCAP) aimed at enhancing climate change adaptability and resilience.
The plan was presented today by the Department of Water, Irrigation, Sanitation, Environment, Energy, Forestry, and Climate Change by Dr. Joash Aloo, the executive committee member in charge of the docket.
Speaking during the 12th county executive committee meeting, Governor Gladys Wanga approved the plan in an unprecedented move towards climate change adaptability and resilience relevance.
The plan is built on the first National Climate Change Action Plan (2018-2022) and is anchored on the provisions of the Homa Bay Climate Change Act 2022 and the Homa Bay County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) III (2023-2027).
“The approval of this plan increases the breadth for the County in pushing the climate change agenda, as part of the framework on the implementation of the aspirations of the GENOWA EN DONGRUOK manifesto,” Wanga said.
She added, “The plan will guide climate actions of the County Government up to the grassroots level, the private sector, civil society, and other actors as Homa Bay transitions to a low-carbon climate-resilient development pathway.”
The plan is aimed at reducing risks to communities and infrastructure resulting from climate-related disasters such as droughts and floods.
The county boss emphasized her personal commitment and that of the CECMs individually and collectively to the people of Homa Bay county on the government’s focus to deliver on its promises aimed at positively transforming lives and livelihoods in the County.
The plan anchored on seven pillars is now headed to the County Assembly in line with the requirements of the law and once implemented effectively, it will optimize service delivery to the citizens.